During these difficult times, it can be challenging to entertain and engage your kids while they’re stuck inside. Here are a few ideas for fun, educational online activities for kids who have to stay indoors due to coronavirus.
Drawing and Craft Projects
Whether your kids have natural artistic ability or not, there are plenty of online drawing lessons that will let them get started or explore their abilities further than they already have. Just make sure to have plenty of paper and pencils on hand so they can draw to their heart’s content. Online lessons are especially good because there’s no time limit for your kids to complete them.
With the rise of video games, social media, and streaming television, it’s harder than ever to get kids outdoors. However, this excess screen time and limited outdoor play come with serious consequences. Nature-Deficit Disorder is on the rise and causes issues ranging from anxiety and depression to obesity and muscle imbalances. Here are some ways the whole family can get the heavy dose of nature they need to live their best lives:
As our children grow and move closer to college years, careers and independent living, we as parents engage in self-scrutiny of every potential parenting pitfall we might have fallen into. Have we been teaching our children all the necessary skills to be happy and successful? Has he or she become mature enough to deal with conflicts and adversities? What can we do to help our children develop the grit and 'growth mindset' that will allow them to grow, welcome challenges and work towards continued success? How do we instill a sense of confidence and self-worth to help them handle stress and negative influences?
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